|SLIC: The Unsung Hero of Servicing Mission 4 - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center|
The composite Super Lightweight Interchangeable Carrier (SLIC) is a new breed of equipment carrier that will allow the Space Shuttle to transport a full complement of scientific instruments and other components to Hubble. Made of carbon fiber with a cyanate ester resin and a titanium metal matrix composite, SLIC is the first all-composite carrier to fly on the shuttle. This flat, reusable pallet looks very different from the carriers flown on previous Hubble servicing missions because of its eff...
Keywords: HDTV, HST; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; What -- Hubble Space Telescope (HST)